Readers may be interested in the following freely available article from The Internet Journal of Healthcare Administration – a US-based peer reviewed electronic journal.
The article, by Alla O. Adams MSPH, MSHA, Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Human Services Capella University and published in 2005, is titled Quality of Board Governance in Nonprofit Healthcare Organizations.
According to the Abstract, “The quality of board governance has become a life-saving necessity to healthcare organizations. This article raises a number of issues regarding the quality of board governance in nonprofit healthcare organizations. These include effectiveness of board governance linked to organizational performance, board accountability to communities served, how to be an effective chairman, how board self-assessment changes the governance process, developing effective information systems in ways that respect the governance roles and responsibilities, policy formulation regarding finance matters and quality of care, and the red flags of poor governance. Finally, this article discusses the essential factor contributing to the board: executive relationship.”
Read the full article here.